If you’re here, you’re probably already aware that we’re gonna be spoiling all major plot events in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. If you don’t want to be spoiled, turn back now. Also, for the purposes of this Assassin’s Creed Odyssey story summary, we’ll be referring to the main hero as Kassandra, since we spent the bulk of our time with her.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Story Summary
Life as a Misthios
As a child, Kassandra was raised to become a strong soldier of Sparta. Her father, Nikolaos, was a Spartan general, and she had a baby brother named Alexios. Her parents were loving and caring, and Kassandra was determined to make her father proud. One important plot point to note here is that Kassandra’s mother, Myrinne, was also the daughter of Leonidas.
If you know your Greek mythology, you’ll recognize Leonidas as the legendary general who fought back the Persians with only 300 Spartan soldiers. After he passed, Leonidas’ broken spear passed on to Myrinne’s family.
However, Kassandra’s childhood life wasn’t all sunshine and roses. After hearing of a prophecy from the Oracle of Delphi, Nikolaos was told that he had to sacrifice his baby son Alexios on the top of Mount Taygetos. Myrinne and Kassandra begged him not to go through with the sacrifice.
While trying to save her brother from being dropped from the mountain, Kassandra assaulted the priest holding Alexios, and both the priest and Alexios ended up falling off the mountain. As punishment for her crime, Nikolaos was forced to throw Kassandra off the mountain as well, and both siblings were presumed dead.
Thankfully, Kassandra survived the fall and got washed up on the shores of Kephallonia, where a man named Markos took her in. As Kassandra grew up, she also got acquainted with a young girl named Phoibe.
During this time, Kassandra carved out a life for herself as a Misthios, or a mercenary and person for hire in Ancient Greece. After Markos gets into trouble with a hooligan known as the Cyclops, Kassandra bails him out. She also manages to rescue a sailor named Barnabas from the Cyclops.
Barnabas then offers his ship and crew to her, allowing her to sail the seas. Soon after, she’s approached by a man named Elpenor, who hires her to kill a Spartan general known as the Wolf.
Kassandra accepts the job, and bids farewell to Markos and Phoibe before leaving. On the ship, she reveals to Barnabas that the Wolf is actually her father, Nikolaos.